Back on day 1 of NaBloPoMo I asked for questions that I could answer and promised that I would get to the answers before the end of the month. I'd better hurry!
Debby asked: What do you see yourself doing when the boys are away at college?That's a hard one since I can hardly see past tomorrow. My youngest just turned 9 and is in 3rd grade so that's..... 9 more years until I have a completely empty nest. Oh holy cow. That's too fast. I've already sent one to college and I know how it feels. Not pretty.
But what will I do? Wow. I really don't know. Let's see.... I'd like to finally finish my house since we all know that it won't be done by then. Painting, pictures on the wall, you know, all of the things that I don't have time to get to now. Oh, and I'd like the whole thing to be clean at one time, something that completely eludes me now while the kids are younger. I'd like to find a hobby with my husband that we both enjoy. I'd like to travel a little: local, national, and maybe international, too. Traveling to visit all of my friends and family across the country would be great!
I may decide to go back to work (if I haven't all ready,) but have literally no idea what I'd do. By then, it will have been 20 years since I had a real, outside the home job, and I don't think that I'll want to go back to waiting tables!
I would like to move back to Colorado, and unless we are able to do so within the next year or so, we'll be here until both boys get through high school. Again, I'm not sure how that would work with HD so close to retirement, but a girl can dream, can't she?
Mostly, I guess, I'd like to still be healthy and still have all of my family around me, so that we could all enjoy things together. By then I guess we'll be talking about college graduations, weddings, and maybe even grandchildren, so being around to enjoy it all would be my biggest wish.
So what about you? What do you see yourself doing when you have an empty nest?